Featured Blog
Fisheries Research Must Go On. Especially Now.

Scientists, like almost everyone else, were forced to accept a new normal in 2020. We found ourselves sharing workspaces with our remote-learning children. Traveling much less often, as movement restrictions rendered certain projects downright unfeasible. And collaborating with colleagues virtually, rather than face-to-face—which meant missing some critically productive (and usually enjoyable) aspects of our work. But sustainability couldn’t wait for the old normal to return. We had to keep progressing, one way or another. 

Read the blog by Gala Moreno


Featured Graphic
Tuna RFMOs & Port State Measures

A new graphic compares each tuna RFMO’s port state measure elements against the provisions in the FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), identifying gaps between them and recommending priority areas for RFMO focus.

It appears as Table 1 in ISSF 2021-09: Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port State Measures Against the 2009 FAO PSMA and Identifying Gaps.


ISSF in the News

ISSF tuna stock status report shows increase in catch, little change in sustainability 

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s (ISSF) “Status of the Stocks” report covering the status of the world’s tuna fisheries has found that most catch continues to be sourced from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance.

Read the full article (SeafoodSource) 


Report finds gaps in RFMOs’ measures targeting eradication of tuna IUU

The global fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated tuna-fishing activities has been slowed by significant gaps in the implementation of proposed counter-measures by five tuna regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs), according to a new report by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

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El 87,6 % de las capturas de atún mundiales proceden de stocks “saludables” 

La International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) ha publicado su último informe el estado de los stocks de atún mundiales.

Read the full article (Industrias Pesqueras)